Production Details / Press Releases
“Roberta Again” is Roberta Milevoj’s new dance piece which explores the possibilities of reshaping the emotional experience of a natural space in an artificial setting such as a performance space. As the transit from the former into the latter is made, the material obtained by being in the natural place transforms. Backed by a specific musical background, such altered dance material creates a new perspective of the time and space of the performance.
Is the first, natural space just a place from which we draw inspiration for the other, artificial space?
Is it possible to translate one space into the other?
Is it possible for a space to change solely on the basis of a change of our perception?
Is it possible to create a third, imaginary space by reviving a physical memory?
Is what we see really the way we see it?
“I believe that the body, just like nature, is faced with a lack of the usual creating tools on disposal if it finds itself in a space rarely used for creating material. In such a situation, the conditions under which the show is being made change along with the perception of the creation itself. I was interested in comparing the two experiences: how to observe one’s personal perception of nature through choreography, how to deal with the natural when performing.”
“I decided to record live sessions while observing Roberta’s movements. I tried to do so as if doing some typical field recording. The recordings thus became my musical score.”
Cast & Credits
Choreography / Performance: Roberta Milevoj
Music: Nenad Sinkauz
Light design: Bojan Gagic
Dramaturgical advice: Matija Ferlin
Project partners: Student Center of the University of Zagreb – Culturea promjene (Change Culture), Mediterranean Dance Center – Svetvinčenat and the Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance
Financial support: City of Pula and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
Organized by Tanzfabrik Berlin. Sponsored by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs.
Supported by advancing performing arts project – Performing Europe
The performance was partly inspired by Contrada, a dance film in collaboration with the director Matija Debeljuh.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):
University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)